Another excellent value from this consistent producer of FLAVORFUL wines.
Deep, dark ruby garnet color. Decadent, intensely oaky and fruity nose: sweet blackberries, smoky oak, minerals, overripe lemons. Rich, deep, salty and jammy flavors of dry blackberry preserves and graphite. Very powerful and full-bodied. A real mouthful. With a tad more complexity this would have been amazing, but it's excellent as is. 89. Drink by end of 2007. (Interestingly, I'm not sure that I liked this any better than its cheaper sibling, ROOGLE RED, reviewed previously here.) $14 at Spec's.